PA2560 Advanced Topic in Software Engineering

Programme course, 7,5 Higher education credits, Second cycle, autumn semester 2022

This course is part of a programme and cannot be applied.

The purpose of the course is to offer students a possibility to enrich their knowledge and their understanding within a specific topic in the subject area software engineering. The students embiggens their knowledge about current research and state of the art in the specific topic as a preparation for a upcoming masters thesis or to extend their knowledge about a topic not part of the regular course offering.

Facts

  • Type of instruction: On campus, day, part-time 50%
  • Period : 2022-October-31 until 2023-January-15
  • Education level: A1F
  • Application: This course is part of a programme and cannot be applied.
  • Language of instruction: The language of instruction is English.
  • Location: Karlskrona
  • Main field of study: Software Engineering
  • Course syllabus: Download
  • Welcome letter: This course is part of a programme and has no welcome letter.
  • Entry requirements: Completed courses of at least 150 ECTS credits of which 90 credits must be in the following areas: Software Engineering, Computer Science. In addition, completed courses of at least 30 credits at advanced level (second cycle), a completed course of at least 7.5 credits in Software Engineering or a Team Software Engineering Project and followed a Research Methods course of at least 7.5 credits are required.

Content

The course comprises research into a topic within the area of software engineering. The topic is jointly decided by the student and supervisor or lecturer/course examiner.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
On completion of the course the student will:

  • Display advanced knowledge of a specific area in software engineering.

Competence and skills
On completion of the course the student will:
  • Display ability to define a smaller research project in order to, in the best way answer a specific research question.
  • Display ability to conduct a smaller research project.
  • Display ability to write a scientific text.

Judgment and approach
On completion of the course the student will:
  • Be able to reason about current knowledhe and known challenges and solutions in the specific research topic chosen during the course.
  • Be able to reason about the suitability of different research methodologies to answer a specific research question.

Course literature and other teaching material

Projects in Computing and Information Systems ? A Student's Guide, 3rd Edition
Författare: Christian Dawson
Förlag: AddisonWelsey
Utgiven: 2015, Antal sidor: 320
ISBN13: 9781292073460

Reference literature:
1. Real World Research, 4th Edition
Författare: C. Robson, K. McCartan
Förlag: Wiley
Utgiven: 2016, Antal sidor: 560
ISBN: 9781118745236

2. The Research Methods Knowledge Base, 4th Edition
Författare: W.M.K. Trochim, J. P. Donnelly, K. Arora
Förlag: Cengage Learning
Utgiven: 2006, Antal sidor: 444
ISBN: 9781133954774

3. Experimentation in Software Engineering ? An Introduction; 2nd Edition
Författare: C. Wohlin, P. Runeson, M. Höst, M.C.
Ohlsson, B. Regnell, A. Wesslén
Förlag: Springer Verlag
Utgiven: 2012, Antal sidor: 250
ISBN13: 9783642290435

Course literature and other teaching material

Projects in Computing and Information Systems ? A Student's Guide, 3rd Edition
Författare: Christian Dawson
Förlag: AddisonWelsey
Utgiven: 2015, Antal sidor: 320
ISBN13: 9781292073460

Reference literature:
1. Real World Research, 4th Edition
Författare: C. Robson, K. McCartan
Förlag: Wiley
Utgiven: 2016, Antal sidor: 560
ISBN: 9781118745236

2. The Research Methods Knowledge Base, 4th Edition
Författare: W.M.K. Trochim, J. P. Donnelly, K. Arora
Förlag: Cengage Learning
Utgiven: 2006, Antal sidor: 444
ISBN: 9781133954774

3. Experimentation in Software Engineering ? An Introduction; 2nd Edition
Författare: C. Wohlin, P. Runeson, M. Höst, M.C.
Ohlsson, B. Regnell, A. Wesslén
Förlag: Springer Verlag
Utgiven: 2012, Antal sidor: 250
ISBN13: 9783642290435

Learning methods

The course consists of lectures, seminars, and a final presentation seminar. The education is mainly conducted through independent work with supervision, which is performed in seminar form.

Work placement

No work placement is included in the planned learning activities. BTH is aiming for a close contact with the surrounding community when developing courses and programmes.

Teachers

Time allocation

On average, a student should study 200 hours to reach the learning outcomes.
This time includes all the various available learning activities (lectures, self studies, examinations, etc.).
This estimation is based on the fact that one academic year counts as 60 ECTS credits,
corresponding to an average student workload of 1 600 hours. This may vary individually.

Assessments

Component examinations for the course
Code Title ECTS credits Grade
1805 Seminars 3 G-U
1815 Report 4.5 A-F

Grading

The course will be graded A Excellent, B Very good, C Good, D Satisfactory, E Sufficient, FX Insufficient, supplementation required, F Fail.

Exams

More information about exams are found in the Student's Portal, where you also enrolls for most exams.


There might be other scheduled examinations. Information regarding these examinations are available in the learning platform Canvas or at other places that the person who is responsible of the course will refer to.

Course Evaluation

The course manager is responsible for the views of students on the course being systematically and regularly gathered and that the results of the evaluations in various forms affect the form and development of the course.

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